Maker of an advanced solar-powered backup camera developed by ex-Apple engineers, Pearl Automation, announced it will work with InstallerNet to assist consumers who want help installing its wireless Pearl RearVision backup camera.
In addition, Pearl, at CES, announced a new Cross Traffic feature that helps drivers when backing out of a driveway or parking space. It warns of cars or other objects about to cross behind the car from up to 40 feet away, even before they appear on the backup camera screen. The feature will be available in Q1.
Pearl’s RearVision, is a wireless intelligent backup camera that can be self-installed in minutes, but some consumers prefer to have the system installed professionally. They will now be able to access InstallerNet’s network of 2,500 installers, said Pearl.
Pearl RearVision includes WiFi and Bluetooth. It’s solar powered with dual HD cameras embedded in a license plate frame. The camera frame delivers up to 180 degree views of what’s behind the car to the phone.
It is now available at Crutchfield and Amazon at $499.
Pearl was co-founded by Bryson Gardner, who helped develop the iPod and several iPhones. The company is expected to develop other car safety or autonomous driving devices.
“Pearl is pushing the boundaries in the automotive aftermarket to provide important technologies to all cars on the road today,” said Tony Frangiosa, president and CEO of InstallerNet. “We look forward to working directly with RearVision customers and to help Pearl on its mission of providing every driver on the road today with the latest technology.”
Pearl RearVision and its new Cross Traffic feature will be on display in the InstallerNet booth (3607) at CES in Las Vegas this January 5-8, 2017.